This evening we have another exciting episode of the Curator's Corner with National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica sitting in for our regular expert Phil Schreier.
Tonight, Mr. Supica carries a Merwin Hulbert Single-Action Pocket Army into studio. A distinctive cosmetic feature is the dreaded “skull crusher” frame protection found on the butt of the gun.
And though you can’t appreciate it here, the Merwin Hulbert is uniquely engineered with a suction capability on the cylinder. When the gun is open and the barrel is pulled forward, the cylinder and barrel returns to the frame without any springs. It operates on pure suction. Now that some machining.